It's rare that a movie can pull off a storyline that includes everything from an alien invasion to a debate on faith. Along the way Signs delivers some of the creepiest scenes I've ever witnessed.
3) The Sixth Sense
If you know me then you should have expected M. Night would make my list twice. Sixth Sense is not my favorite of his movies but it is certainly his most frightening.
2) Dark City
Dark City is an extraordinary film. This is a dark movie which is shot and acted to perfection. It may not be known for being frightening but you'll know why it's on this list if you've seen it.
1) The Shining
Straight up scary. This is a great movie made terrifying by fantastic acting and imagery only Kubrick could provide.
These are all frightening movies and each one surprised me with how well it was made.